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Golden Jubilee visit of His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada

Golden Jubilee visit of His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada

November 2008

His Highness the Aga Khan is in Canada for a 10-day visit from November 18 to November 26, 2008 and returning on December 6 to officially open the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat located on Sussex Drive in Ottawa. The Aga Khan is visiting the Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver as part of a series of visits around the world to mark his Golden Jubilee year – the 50th anniversary of his becoming the Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims – an ethnically diverse community whose members reside in more than 25 countries, including Canada. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network. The Network’s nine development agencies focus on social, cultural and economic development for all citizens, regardless of gender, origin or religion. The AKDN’s underlying ethic is compassion for the vulnerable in society.

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